Ever since I accidentally let my kids watch the movie Chicken Little without first investigating whether it was really suitable for them - which led to my son then yelling out for me to turn it off and me dropping my laundry and frantically looking for the off button because apparently it was about to traumatise him for life and cause years of counseling - I've become a bit more cautious about the movies I let them watch.
A few days ago we rented Toy Story 3, and before the boys even caught sight of the DVD case, J and I sat down and watched it one evening while they were in bed. And, can I just say, though this post isn't about reviewing the movie - it was FANTASTIC. Actually? Probably in my top 5 movies this year.
There were a few sinister moments that led me to decide I definitely would not be letting the kids watch it this year. (The scene with the creepy doll (I'll have a side of nightmares please); and the scene at the end where all the toys are headed into the burning inferno).
Of course, I don't have time to vet every single movie my kids watch.
So, something I've been using lately is this web site Common Sense Media. They do reviews and make recommendations for age appropriate viewing. All you have to do is type in the name of the movie, and they give you all the info you need. Ain't the Interwebs a wonderful thing?
Just thought I'd share that with you.
Have a nice weekend.
P.S. This post is not sponsored - just me sharing something with you that I found useful. I'm helpful like that.